Jérôme Bel returns to Dublin Dance Festival for the third time with another of his acclaimed documentary-style works.
About and featuring dancer Cédric Andrieux, this solo offers a humorous and touching insight into the working life of Andrieux, who trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris before performing in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York, and recently at the Lyon Opera Ballet.
Similar in style to Véronique Doisneau (featured in DDF’s Dance on Film series), and Pichet Klunchun and myself (IDFI 2006), in Cédric Andrieux, Cédric himself speaks candidly and shares snapshots of his life with us including excerpts from works by Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown and Bel himself.
Jérôme Bel’s work has been performed worldwide since his first piece Nom donné par l’auteur (1994) established him as a new voice in contemporary dance. His work The show must go on was awarded a Bessie (New York Dance and Performance) Award in 2005.
“Bel’s work is genuine . . . exciting, smart and great, great fun.” (Dance Europe)